Jennifer Lyon
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Hero Boy

Did you guys see this story? about the seven year old little boy in Norwalk California who saved his family from gunman in a home invasion?   According to the news story:

According to authorities, two men entered Carlos’ home in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk after his 6-year-old sister had retrieved her lunch pail from the family car, leaving the front door open.

The men held handguns and a third stood outside as a lookout. As they ordered Carlos’ family to the ground, the boy grabbed his sister and fled to a bathroom with a telephone, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Kenny told AOL News.

Once in the bathroom, the boy called 911,  described very clearly what happened, then said:

“There’s some guys, they’re going to kill my mom and my dad, can you come please? Can you come really fast, please, please?” Carlos begged. “They come, they ring the door and they have guns. They shoot my mom and dad. Can you come really fast. Bring the cops … a lot of them … and bring soldiers, too.”

After that

…the gunman broke down the door to the bathroom where the children were hiding and grabbed the phone from Carlos. Screams can be heard on a 911 tape as the suspects asked the boy who he had been calling. “911,” Carlos calmly answered. The men fled before deputies arrived.

What a smart little boy! Hard to believe he’s only seven! I hope I could be that calm and quick-thinking in an emergency.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Wizard 1 Witch 0

On Saturday afternoon, Wizard and I were sitting in the living room talking.  It dawned on me that hey, neither one of us are doing anything. And so I got an idea…

“Wizard, let’s go to the animal shelter!”

He frowned at me. “Why?”

Being clever, I said, “I just want to see the animal shelter.”

He rolled his eyes. “You worked at an animal shelter.”

“Not THIS one.  Besides, that was *mumble mumble* years ago. Come on, it’ll be fun.”

Evil laugh. “Not a chance. You’re trying to trick me.  You’ll show me a cute dog, do some shifty magic and I’ll give in and get you a dog.”

Totally busted. I tried to deny and cajole, but Wizard  wouldn’t budge.

Since then, I’ve been pouting thinking…If wizard is afraid of me, a witch and a cute little puppy, doesn’t that make him, a big…

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And yeah, I’m going to be in all kinds of trouble for this. Wizard loves to get even!

Monday, March 8th, 2010
Another Monday!

witch Monday Happy Monday!

Okay, I’m just kidding. How about this, Tolerable Monday!

I’m sure you guys have noticed that I’m answering blogs later in the day.  Most early mornings, I’m either going to the gym, or doing random stuff before getting to blogs and email.

For the record, going to the gym ONLY works off stress, not pounds or fat. I want to look like this witch, but sadly, it’s not happening.

Over the weekend, I read Nalini Singh’s ARCHANGEL’S KISS.   I really liked the book and so far, the series.  I love that that Elana has fallen in love with  Raphael, but she is still learning him.  He is not human, but a being so very different that it’s terrifying.  I love the lethal danger of Raphael, the true cruelty that Elan’s human heart sees in him, yet in Raphael’s world, it’s justice.

I just started Kate Carlisle’s IF BOOKS COULD KILL.  I was hooked from page one! Hoping to get more time to read soon!

I worked on some on Key’s book. Still trying to get a grasp on that.  It’s amazing how I see it in my head, but getting it on paper is a while different matter. Slow and Painful.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Really…

According to Pop Eater, Lindsay Lohan is working on a Tell-All Memoir

That is exactly what the world needs…That’s all I’m saying…

Although at least Lindsay Lohan has done some acting. Can anyone tell me why the Kardashians are famous?  I have tried a couple times to watch their reality show, however I develop this eye-rolling twitch that gives me a headache.  What is the allure? The fascination?

Okay, yeah, I’m in a mood :-) How about you all? What’s your mood?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Another Tale of Witch and Wizard

One day, while making dinner, (with no magic, mind you,) Witch asked Wizard, “Would you like cheese bread with your dinner?”

wizard robedWizard, reading on of his heavy tomes on Alchemy and Radio Control Car Racing, looked up and smiled. “Sound wonderful.”

Witch pulled out the sourdough bread and frowned. “Hmm.”

“Problem,” Wizard asked, as he fancies himself a master problem solver.

Witch began preparing the bread, two pieces for wizard, one for herself (her magic wasn’t keeping her as svelte as she’d like). Spreading butter, then sprinkling with parmesan and paprika, Witch answered, “No problem. Two pieces are slightly smashed.” Then with an evil grin, she added, “Those are yours.”

Wizard, sensing a challenge, dropped his tome and approached Witch’s workspace. “I want that one,” he pointed to the perfectly shaped bread on the pan, ignoring the two smashed piece.

“That one is mine!” Witch proclaimed. “You get the two pieces, so yours smashed.”witch fire

“I want that one!” Wizard proclaimed once more in a voice a Supreme Authority.

Much bickering ensured until Witch decided to end the debate.  She cleverly picked up the perfectly shaped slice and licked it. “There now it’s mine!”

Wizard narrowed his eyes, snatched the bread from her and licked the other side. “No it’s mine!”

At this point Witch and Wizard fell into unstoppable and quite undignified laughter. Witch eventually won only because her magic has dominance over the kitchen.

Sadly, this is a true story. While Witch and Wizard CLAIM to be adults, most people in the magical kingdom (that would be their three sons and Bailey Dog) secretly believe they are emotionally stunted at about twelve years old.

What do you think?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Hot Dog Anyone?

Yesterday, I was out running around, doing this and that stuff, and I realized…

People Are Strange.

Really. Very Strange.

Look, I have proof, this is what people do with their dogs…

Evidence #1

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Evidence #2

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Evidence #3

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People Are Strange! That’s all I’m saying!

I can’t decided if number 1 or 2 is my favorite.  What about you?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Random Stuff

I was showing my youngest son one of the pictures of Bailey on my blog yesterday. He looked at me and said, “Is your whole blog about Bailey?”

“Umm, no, see right her on top I talked about my next book.”

He did his cop look (trust me, he has a cop look) “That little paragraph?”

I went for the no fail mom look. “What’s your point?”

He laughed and left the house.   Gotta work on my no-fail mom look. Boys…what was I thinking?

So onto other things (not Bailey! I get the point!), I finished all the books I had to read for the Rita contest and got to read a book just for fun! First I read ECSTASY UNVEILED by Larissa Ione. She does write some really hot demons! I liked it alot!

Then I totally switched gears and read  THE PREGNANT PROPOSITION by Sandra Paul (Silhouette Special Edition). I laughed through that book! It’s a true romance and I really enjoyed it.

Reading just for fun really rocks!

Getting a slow start on Key’s story, but that’s normal for me. I like it so far.

And my editor liked the revisions on NIGHT MAGIC (Phoenix’s story).  She has a few things for my to clean up and some line edits, bit it’s a big relief for me! I have say, her revisions really hit the mark. I like this version much better than the first version. It was a heck of a lot of work, but my editor was dead on.

That’s my random stuff for today, what’s yours?

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